Blu-ray drives are increasingly becoming available on new Windows systems. Windows doesn’t support playing Sony’s proprietary discs natively, you need third party software. Here’s a look at a few of options.
For a free solution, check out Daum PotPlayer, which is a free advanced multimedia player. Plenty of features and rich customization. Built in support for most video formats and support for video in ZIP and RAR archives. It’s developed by the same team that created KMPlayer – the open source multimedia player for Linux and Windows. It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs.
It plays virtually all video file types including Blu-ray discs. Here it’s playing an Blu-ray movie converted to MKV.
PotPlayer also provides a plethora of basic and advanced settings to tweak video, audio and how it plays your videos.
If your computer came with a Blu-ray drive or you’re buying on for your computer, chances are it came bundled with a Blu-ray software suite such as CyberLink PowerDVD. If not, you can try to use UFUSoft Blu-ray Player, which is one easy-to-use player software for windows 8/7/Vista/XP PC, laptop or HTPC. It can help users enjoy any Blu-ray movie (Retail BD disc included), Blu-ray folder and ISO image files with outstanding and perfect video quality at home. and it is also capable of playing popular video files. Users can enjoy videos in HD video, AVCHD video, MTS, M2TS, MXF, TS, TRP, MKV, MPEG, FLV, WMV, and MP4, etc. formats.
Another option you have for watching Blu-ray movies on your PC is to convert Blu-ray discs to MKV or another friendly format for video players.
Converting your Blu-ray discs to another file type like MKV or AVI lets you play them in popular media players like VLC.